Friday, March 20, 2015

Bringing our hearts to His...

Though I sit in darkness, the LORD will be my light. - Micah 7:8b

“Our lives must be woven around the Eucharist...
fix your eyes on Him Who is the light;
bring your hearts close to His Divine Heart;
ask Him to grant you the grace of knowing Him,
the love of loving Him, the courage to serve Him.
Seek Him fervently.”

Bl Mother Teresa of Calcutta
(Quote chosen to honor St Photina)

St Photina
Samaritan Woman at the Well
Convert, Evangelizer of the Faith, Martyr
Name meaning“resplendent” or “shining with light”
Historical FEAST DAY - March 20

"Woman, believe me... the hour is coming, and is now here, when the 
true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the
Father seeks such as these to worship him." - John 4:22a, 23

By the well of Jacob, O holy one, /
thou didst find the Water /
of eternal and blessed life; /
and having partaken /
thereof, O wise Photina, /
thou wentest forth proclaiming Christ, the Anointed One.
(Megalynarion for St. Photina, according to the Byzantine usage)

 St Photina, pray for us -
that we may have zeal for the faith!

Sixteen years ago today I joyfully reconciled with the Catholic Church and in  so doing was enabled to fully partake of her sacramental life - and at its summit - the Holy Eucharist, the Sacrament of Charity and Unity.  Let us join in the fitting endeavor of praying and living lives that speak of the power and love of our Eucharistic Lord - to come to know, love and serve Him more and more - and to lead all that we meet to the inexhaustible riches of His Sacred Heart.  - Janette  +JMJ+

“I will not rest until I find the whole world devoted
to the Blessed Sacrament!” - Bl. Didacus Joseph of Cadiz

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